Which Ram Truck is Right for You?
So you’ve been doing research on a new truck for a couple of months, and you’ve narrowed your selection down to a Ram truck. Now comes the toughest decision: which Ram truck is right for you?
Each of the six trucks offer a unique combination of power, luxury, and cargo room. Before you decide to go hunting for trucks for sale in Miami, check out our guide below regarding the various Ram trucks. When it comes time to choose a vehicle, the information will ultimately be a big help…
If you’re seeking a full-size pickup that features a combination of impressive powertrains, smooth drivability and, as Edmunds.com describes, a “well-trimmed cabin,” there’s really no other choice than the Ram 1500.
The 3.0-liter, 24-valve V6 engine is capable of producing 240 horsepower and 420 ft-lbs of torque. To put the engine over the top, it features some impressive fuel economy, with an estimated 21 city/29 highway mile per gallon. This would result in a 546 mile city/754 mile highway range. A potential buyer will have to consider the engine’s use of diesel fuel, but that would be among the only “negatives” when it comes to the 2015 1500.
That’s not it for the impressive features. The 1500 includes the TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission, 20-inch chrome clad aluminum wheels, optional dual exhaust, more than 5.5 feet of bed length, and 125.3 cubic feet of interior room. Inside the truck you’ll find a leather-wrapped steering wheel (with audio controls) and a 5.0-inch UConnect system. To put the cherry on top, Ram offers a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.
For a 2015 model, buyers will have to dish out $25,660. Considering all the included features and capabilities, there’s really no other option among full-size pickup trucks.
Of course, if you’re looking for a heavy-duty truck with impressive power specs, you may want to opt for the 2500. The 5.7-liter V8 engine produces an incredible 383 horsepower and 400 ft-lbs of torque, and despite the power, the 2500 offers a surprisingly quiet ride. Top it off with class-leading diesel towing specs (17,970 pounds), and you’re looking at one of the most powerful cars on the market.
The interior has also received accolades for it’s quality. Buyers can opt for premium cloth folding backseats, a 8.4-inch UConnect Touchscreen (which includes a navigation system), and a much-needed115-volt auxiliary power outlet. The truck is also available in four different trims (Tradesman, SLT, Big Horn and Laramie) and buyers can choose from 12 different truck colors.
The Tradesman, the least-expensive of the trims, sells for around $31,000, making it a reasonable purchase for those seeking a heavy-duty pickup.
Similar to the other pickups on this list, the 3500 offers an excellent combination of power and luxury. The truck comes standard with a 5.7-liter 26-valve V8 engine, capable of producing 383 horsepower and an incredible 400 ft-lbs of torque. If buyers opt for the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, their Ram Heavy Duty truck should be capable of towing nearly 30,000 pounds! Regardless, you can expect a durable truck that’s ready for any conditions.
Move to the interior, and you’ll find an 8.4-inch LCD touchscreen display, in-floor storage room (as if the RamBox Cargo management System didn’t already offer enough room and security), and an impressive seven-inch multiview display that shows details like tire pressure.
Considering the towing and torque specs, $31,740 starting MSRP seems like an absolute bargain for such a truck.
Ram Chassis Cab
Those looking for an affordable commercial work truck with best-in-class specs don’t have to look much further than the Ram Chassis Cab. The standard 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission play a big part in the truck’s specs, including the class-leading 22,770 pound maximum towing capacity. Most impressively, the vehicle returns a 74-gallon combined dual fuel tank capacity.
There are a number of other impressive features included in the work truck, like the 50,000 PSI rear frame strength, an electronically controlled throttle and 17-inch steel wheels. Explore the interior and you’ll find plenty of room, comfortable seats, and an accessible center console.
For a starting price of $32,495, this affordable, power work truck can be yours.
Ram ProMaster City
The cargo van comes in at a reasonably-priced $23,130, but it isn’t the price that makes the ProMaster City such an intriguing buy. The truck comes with an “efficient and powerful” 2.4-liter TIgerShark Multiair 2 engine, capable of producing 178 horsepower and 174 ft-lbs of torque. The nine-speed automatic transmission helps play a role in the ProMaster City’s 200-pound towing capacity and 1,883-pound max payload. Add in a 25 combined fuel economy, and you’re looking at quite the impressive engine, something that’s rarely seen in work trucks.
Of course, the most important number is the 131.7 cubic feet of cargo space, and the low step-in heights means you can load your vehicle to capacity without putting too much strain on your body. The truck is also extremely durable, indicated by the brand’s confidence in offering a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty (or a three-year, 36,000-mile basic limited warranty).
The general ProMaster offers significantly more room than the City edition, but the driving specs are not as impressive. Still, there’s no better buy if you’re looking for a truck that rivals the ProMaster’s 460 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
A six-speed automatic transmission and 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine results in a 5,100-pound towing capacity and 4,440-pound max payload. The engine is also capable of reaching 280 horsepower and 260 ft-lbs of torque, both impressive specs considering the size of the vehicle.
The interior features a five-inch UConnect touchscreen system, as well as the innovative Parkview rear backup camera technology. On the outside, you’ll find the brand’s three-piece front fascia, designed to keep your van on the road and reduce repair costs.
As you can see, you can’t go wrong with any of the Ram trucks if you’re basing your decision off needs. Do you require exceptional cargo space? Opt for the ProMaster. Need a truck that can haul and tow thousands of pounds? The Chassis Cab is likely for you. Want a truck that you can use as your primary source of transportation? Go for the 1500, 2500 or the 3500.
Regardless of which Ram you choose, you should be visiting Kendall Ram in Miami, Florida. Their helpful staff will get you in a new truck in no time!